You might think that using the drush command-line tool is only something hardcore developers do, but it turns out it's super-helpful for site builders and theme developers too! In my experience, using drush will speed up the usual Drupal Admin tasks 3 to 10 times, compared with visiting the Drupal admin pages in the browser.Read More »
We noticed Evolving Web's shiny new Drupal 8-powered blog was loading slower than in D7, and using the blackfire.io PHP profiler we were able to narrow down the bottleneck to Drupal 8's block visibility approach.Read More »
Drupal core is pretty well optimized. But after you've finished building your Drupal 7 or 8 site, you might find some pages are loading slower than you'd like. That's not surprising—you've probably enabled scores of contrib modules, written custom code, and are running over 100 SQL queries per uncached request.Read More »
Thinking of upgrading your website to Drupal 8, or using it for the first time on a new project? You've surely heard about the shiny new features that the community has been cooking up. But as with any major step forward, there's a lot of changes to how things work, and not everything is fully ready, so there are challenges to be aware of before you jump into a Drupal 8 project for the first time.Read More »
Evolving Web is heading down to DrupalCon New Orleans this May. This will be the first North American DrupalCon since Drupal 8 was released, so excitement will be in the air.
With Drupal 8's release, lots of new Drupal projects are being planned. As part of DrupalCon, we'll be leading a Drupal Project Management Training on May 9th.Read More »
We just upgraded our site to Drupal 8, and a big part of that was migrating content. Most content was in JSON files or SQL dumps, which are supported by Drupal's migrate module. But what about images and other files? How could we bring those along?
We'll show how to write a custom migrate process plugin!Read More »
Inspired to do some spring cleaning today, I reviewed my archived gists to see if there's anything noteworthy. I was pleasantly surprised to find a few nuggets buried amongst random error logs and git diffs.
Some of them are interesting technical guides that took hours to write, and it's a shame that they've rotted away in obscurity. Several others were picked up by google, and turns out they even got a few comments and a bunch of stars.Read More »